Good Samaritan Enterprises

Organisation Details

Brief description

In 1958, the Reverend Ralph Sutton, a young and energetic leader from the Western Australian Wesley Mission, now part of UnitingCare was approached by Bernice Moorhouse, a young woman with a hearing impairment who wanted to find meaningful employment. Her request struck a chord with Reverend Sutton, and he asked members of his parish to donate items of clothing, which were sorted, laundered and mended by Bernice in a small room at the rear of Wesley Mission, and then sold at a small price. This was the beginning of Good Samaritan Enterprises. ""When a dream meets a need, nothing can stop its realisation. Good Samaritan Enterprises is the realisation of a dream that has been so rapidly and splendidly fulfilled because as soon as it had begun it 'rang a bell' in the hearts of thousands."" - Reverend Ralph Sutton. From these humble beginnings, Good Samaritan Enterprises now offers a much wider choice of employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities in Western Australia, and has helped approximately 5000 people to find meaningful employment over the years.

The contribution we make to the community

GSI is an iconic Western Australian charity and a leading provider of employment and training opportunities. For nearly sixty years GSI has been supporting people with disabilities through meaningful social and economic participation.

How supported employees and their families benefit

GSI was founded in 1958 when Mrs Naomi Moorhouse approached our founder the Reverend Ralph Sutton to find work for her daughter Bernice who was profoundly deaf.

Reverend Sutton turned to the community seeking their recycled clothes to create jobs for people with disabilities and in 1959 was able to set up a small shop in William Street where Bernice was employed. She was GSE’s first employee, retiring in April 2012; she continues to be a valued member of our family today.

In the intervening years, over 5,000 people with a disability have been given jobs through GSE or been supported to be part of their community.

Organisation contacts

Business Contact
Zena Gomes
Ph: 08 9463 0583
Em: info@gsi.org.au

HR Contact
Kathryn Laferla
Ph: 08 9463 0557
Em: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au


Outlets (29)

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Canning Vale Warehouse
  • Address: 33-35 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, WA, 6155 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise
  • General Recycling
  • Disability Support Services
  • Employment & Workplace Programs
  • Health Screening Services & Programs
  • General Recycling

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Albany
  • Address: Unit 2,144 Albany Highway, Albany, WA, 6330 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Balcatta
  • Address: Unit 6, 39 Erindale Rd, Balcatta, WA, 6021 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Belmont
  • Address: Unit 8, 199 Abernethy Road, Belmont, WA, 6104 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Booragoon
  • Address: Units 3&4, 491 Marmion Street, Booragoon, WA, 6154 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Bunbury
  • Address: 51 Albert Road, East Bunbury, WA, 6230 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Canning Vale - Mega Barn
  • Address: 33-35 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, WA, 6155 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise
  • Accommodation Furniture

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Cannington
  • Address: Unit 6, 1293-1295 Albany Highway, Cannington, WA, 6017 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Fremantle
  • Address: 181 High St, Fremantle, WA, 6160 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Geraldton
  • Address: Shop 1, 171 North West Coastal Hwy, Geraldton, WA, 6530 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Gosnells
  • Address: 2288 & 2282 Albany Highway, Gosnells, WA, 6110 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise
  • Accommodation Furniture

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Kelmscott
  • Address: 1 Gillam Drive, Kelmscott, WA, 6111 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Kwinana
  • Address: Shop 22, 40-46 Mears Ave, Kwinana, WA, 6167 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Malaga
  • Address: Unit 1, 23 Bonner Drive, Malaga, WA, 6090 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Mandurah
  • Address: 120 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah, WA, 6210 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Midland
  • Address: 271 Great Eastern Highway, Midland, WA, 6056 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Accommodation Furniture
  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Morley
  • Address: Unit 1, 32 Rudloc Road, Morley, WA, 6062 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Accommodation Furniture
  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Northam
  • Address: 140 Fitzgerald Street, Northam, WA, 6401 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Osborne Park
  • Address: Unit 3, 320 Selby St, Osborne Park, WA, 6017 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Accommodation Furniture
  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Perth Metro
  • Address: 116 Murray Street, Perth Metro, WA, 6000 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Port Kennedy
  • Address: Unit 2, 11 Sunlight Drive, Port Kennedy, WA, 6172 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Accommodation Furniture
  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Rockingham
  • Address: Unit 15, 8 Commodore Dr, Rockingham, WA, 6168 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - South Lake
  • Address: Shop 46, Lakes Shopping Centre, Cnr North Lake & Omeo Roads, South Lake, WA, 6164 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Southern River
  • Address: Units 5&6, 712 Ranford Road, Southern River, WA, 6110 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Subiaco
  • Address: 28 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, WA, 6008 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Willetton
  • Address: Unit 4, 147 High Rd, Willetton, WA, 6155 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Wanneroo
  • Address: Unit 12, 1387 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo, WA, 6065 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Butler
  • Address: Units 9-10, 8 Butler Boulevard, Butler, WA, 6036 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@gsgoodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557
  • Email: kathryn.laferla@goodsammy.com.au

Services:

  • Merchandise

Outlet Details:

  • Name: Good Sammy - Mount Lawley
  • Address: 768 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, WA, 6050 (view map)

Contacts:

  • Sales: Mark Bow
  • Phone: 08 9463 0514
  • Email: info@goodsammy.com.au
  • HR: Kathryn Laferla
  • Phone: 08 9463 0557

Services:

  • Merchandise

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